Mill and Mountain fires damage map | Heat wave continues | Accelerated tree death
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Cal Fire releases damage assessment map for Mill and Mountain fires
Cal Fire’s Siskiyou County Unit released its damage assessment map for buildings destroyed in both the Mill and the Mountain fires. The agency said Tuesday that 125 structures have been damaged or destroyed in the Mill Fire and 4 structures were destroyed in the Mountain Fire.
— Adia White, NSPR
Ecologists say heat wave may cause tree deaths
Some parts of California saw record temperatures Tuesday and the high heat is projected to continue through Friday. Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, said heat waves accelerate tree death as trees are unable to extract water from extremely dry soil.
— CapRadio Staff
Overnight temperatures remain high during California’s heat wave
California continues to swelter during a historic heat wave and overnight temperatures have remained in the 90s in the Sacramento Valley region and Sierra foothills. This lack of overnight recovery has become a signature of recent fall heat waves, according to climate scientists, with lower elevations warming faster than other regions.
— CapRadio Staff
Wildfires can raise air temperatures, scientists say
Researchers are working to learn more about how wildfires are impacting our climate. Dr. Ruby Leung, a climatologist with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, said wildfires emit tiny particles which absorb sunlight and increase atmospheric temperatures. She said more research is needed to better understand their impacts.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
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